October is Energy Action Month

Photo illustration by Brenda K. Rone

Commander, Navy Installations Command

What is Energy Action Month?

Energy Action Month is a federal government-wide program that promotes energy awareness and encourages the smart use of energy and water resources. Energy Action Month is observed each October and is designed to focus attention on energy use, understand the implications of wasting it, and develop energy efficient behaviors that will continue throughout the year.

What are the benefits?

We are transforming our energy culture — to make the Navy more effective, more agile, and better protected. It is every Sailor’s responsibility to perform his or her duty as energy efficiently as possible.

Navy energy facts

• Energy bills are the single largest cost for Navy installations, reflecting about 28 percent of Navy’s shore budget.

• The Navy has decreased its facility energy intensity by 7.2 percent since fiscal year 2015, more than any other branch of the military.

• The Department of the Navy (DON) consumes 29 percent of total Department of Defense installation energy, which is about 61,217,550,000 BTUs, or enough energy to power over 1,600 U.S. homes for a year.

• DON procured 1.1 gigawatts of energy at the end of 2015 through renewable energy projects aboard installations.

• By 2020, DON has a goal of producing at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alternative sources.

For more information, visit https://cnic.navy.mil/om/energy-action-month.html.

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